Dr. Karla Bruntzel appointed the new Dean of Health Sciences

Dr. Karla Bruntzel joins Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences as the Dean of Health Sciences for the College. Karla will provide guidance and leadership for faculty, program/track directors, students and staff within allied health-related disciplines at the College. She is the academic and administrative leader of the health science programs and supports the College in its efforts to expand the portfolio of academic offerings in the health professions.

Welcome Back Picnic

The first annual Welcome Back Picnic was a great success. We had participation from all student cohorts, faculty and staff — about 175 in all.  Thanks to all who turned out for the great food and the beautiful weather. We are looking forward to an awesome semester. It’s great to have you back!

Valuing Academic Partnerships

Higher education institutions, regardless of their size, scope, mission and focus, play a unique role in our society and are pivotal to the education of our skilled workforce—for today and most importantly, for tomorrow.
Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences is unique in its own way. With a strong history of successful nursing education, it has grown to become a master’s level institution, offering graduate degrees and postgraduate certificates in nursing.

Join Saint Luke's College Multicultural Fair

Join in the fun Saturday, September 24 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences is planning their first annual Multicultural Fair. We are looking for food and craft vendors and entertainment to join us in the heart of Westport. The fair is open to the community and admission is free.

College Partners in Hospital Disaster

For the past three years, Saint Luke’s College has partnered with Saint Luke’s Hospital in their yearly disaster exercise. The hospital staff participates in this disaster drill to better prepare them for a real emergency.

The College recruits student volunteers to represent the patients in this drill. The students offer a perspective to the hospital staff that can only be provided through the eyes of a patient. In return, the students get great exposure to disaster medicine and the challenges experienced within the healthcare field during mass casualty incidents.

The Importance of Regional Accreditation

Higher education accreditation has been in the news for the past couple of years. It has many advocates, supporters, and promoters, but it also has its detractors. Some of the criticisms are not new. They come from different constituents, including government and some from inside higher education. Some of the concerns include the cost of the process and the ability of peers to make tough decisions. For example, ACICS, a national accreditor, is currently under the fire for its alleged inability to act as a sufficient assessor of college quality.

Saint Luke’s College Receives HLC Accreditation Visit Report

Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences (SLCHS) recently went through a comprehensive reaffirmation review visit from the Higher Learning Commission on its undergraduate and graduate programs.
The College met all accreditation criteria and the compliance review found the institution to meet the Commission’s requirements, with no follow-up recommended.
 “The College is extremely proud of the comments received regarding the quality of education offered at SLCHS,” said President Hubert Benitez, DDS, PhD.

Saint Luke’s College Spring Graduation

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (May 6, 2016) –Saint Luke’s College graduated 91 BSN, two RN-BSN and 23 MSN students on May 6, 2016. MSN students received degrees or certificates  in both Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AG-ACNP) and Nurse Educator. 

Saint Luke’s College has nearly 500 students. There are 370 BSN, 90 RN-BSN and 38 MSN students. The graduate program expects to grow with the addition of more graduate tracks in the near future.

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